The founder and owner of CGI’s agile architecture approach Responsive, Collaborative Digital Architecture (RCDA) and leads CGI’s community of architects
Dr. Eltjo Poort is an authority on the topic of architecture in the digital world. He is best known for his work on risk- and cost-driven architecture, a set of principles and practices for agile architecting, for which he received the Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016. 35+ years experience in software development, as solution architect, developer, designer, requirements engineer, manager, consultant, reviewer, teacher, researcher, coach and practice leader.
In the 1990s, he oversaw the implementation of the first SMS text messaging systems in the United States.
Apart from his work designing and evaluating IT solutions as an architect, Eltjo helps organizations transform their architecture practices in line with the need for agility and speed. He has shared his experiences in dozens of scientific papers, magazine articles, blog posts and a PhD thesis.
Eltjo has become a prominent international expert in this area, as witnessed by his many best presentation and best paper awards. He is a peer reviewer for leading publications like “IEEE Software Magazine” and “Journal of Systems and Software,” and a program committee member for key architecture conferences like SATURN and ICSA.
Eltjo teaches architecture courses at VU University, Eindhoven University of Technology and the Lorentz Center. He also is a recipient of the 2016 Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award.
In the last decade, he produced various publications on improving architecting practices, including his PhD thesis in 2012.